PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: MIND THAT DISTRACTION…Part 3
Text: Psalms 119:37KJV
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way
In part two we were discussing that distraction is a thief because it steals time and we learnt how King David was distracted when he looked at an uncovered female object and the consequences he suffered.
Today we want to consider another scriptural example of a great generation that got distracted and how the time of their lives were stolen by distraction.
The Israelites were great people of God, they had seen the mighty acts of God, how he delivered them from the hand of Pharoah and the entire nation of Egypt, they knew how God parted the red Sea for them and drown their enemies in that same red Sea, they had experienced God journey with them as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Inspite of all these, the children of Israel got distracted by wrong fearful words of men which brought about unbelief to the promise of God for them.
In Numbers 13, God instructed Moses to send spies to go and take a look at Canaan the promise land. Moses did as instructed, he sent 12 men each from a tribe of Israel to go and spy and bring back reports about the land. The men went, they saw and came back with reports, ten had evil reports but only two had good reports. The ten reported thus as recorded in Numbers 13:32-33
“And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight”.
The evil report stir up fear, unbelief and hatred in the Israelites such that they were ready to stone the other two men with good reports, the people lost focus on God, his promises and his saving power, they got distracted by the evil words of their brethren and so God became angry at their unbelief and was set to destroy them all but Moses interceded and God changed his mind from destroying them instantly however, God still told Moses that the generation that murmured will not get to the promise land, that they would all die in the wilderness. This made God to turn their journey of 40 days to the promise land to 40 years (imagine what a waste of life time). For 40 years God made them to just be moving round and round in the wilderness just to ensure all the generation that murmured die there before the rest proceeded to the promise land.
Dear reader, a lot of ladies have been distracted by enticing of words of men luring them into ungodly relationships, immoralities and sexual sins, some men have also been distracted and lured into occultism with enticing words of men. Beloved mind that distraction, it is a thief of time and it is set to steal the useful time of your life, run to God, he is ready to save you. God bless you
* Father, I pray the devil will not steal the time of life through distractions of life in Jesus Name.
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